. there will be flooding issues here. eventually the rain stretches up. if your concern is the mississippi river, anywhere from st. louis southward, the barge traffic will get improvements as we see the water levels rise. there are the flood watches in effect. eastern texas, almost all of louisiana, pushing into earn sw mississippi. those will be -- southwestern mississippi. those will be spots to watch. houston, corpus christi, storms firing. yesterday we broke a good streak. the longest streak ever recorded between killer tornadoes. it's been 198 days. and hopefully that's going to continue. the other story we'll watch, a january thaw in progress. chicago, 15 degrees above average today. louisville, about 14 degrees above average. we get toward tomorrow, approaching 70 in nashville, 67 in memphis. are you kidding me? by friday, we see the 60s in atlanta, 70s this weekend in d.c., well up into the 16. eventually we're going to cool things off, especially in the west. if you like winter, it's the rockies, the plains. friday into the weekend. the east coast staying warm. for folks in new york city, wouldn'